(For the past four years, I’ve used Reverb10 prompts to give myself a question to answer every day of December. It’s a great way to reflect on the year and set goals for the future. I’ve kept my favorite prompts, added a few from other sources like Project Reverband created my own month-and-a-bit of questions.)
Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year?
My marriage. This is the 14th Christmas we’ve spent together. This last year has proven that it’s a strong marriage, ready for 14 more.
While I also appreciate its strength, I also know that it’s fragile. Long distance sucks. Both of us working so hard sucks. If one of us wanted a baby, or a different lifestyle or was seriously ill, it would be hard to feel this strong and sure.
I appreciate what I have in my marriage, and don’t take any of it for granted.
(Last year I wrote this.)